This gorgeous crew of kids was the first session of my recent trip to Chicago. It’s become a summer tradition to spend a few days in Chicago each summer, photographing old clients and meeting a few new ones! This was the first time I’d photographed this beautiful family- and they made my job easy! We met for our sessions at a nearby park in their area that I’ve become very fond of for my Chicago sessions. It’s so pretty and as long as you can avoid all the bike riders enjoying the trails, it’s a lovely quiet area with gorgeous flowers.
This year my trip was plagued with some less than stellar weather. We were dealing with some pretty serious rainstorms for several days, forcing quite a few clients to have to wait until next year (boo!) This family was lucky- as the first night I was there the weather was honestly perfection. Warm, lovely light and not the heat I seem to normally bring with me each year! (one year it was over 100*) It truly the best kind of late summer evening. After the main portion of our session, we headed to a nearby playground to let the kids romp and play- I love capturing a few candid photos at the park. Kids inner joy just seeps from their pores when they are swinging, and climbing and sliding…..
Okay- on to the photos! First up, the four kids!
The whole adorable family!
I love these images of father and son and mother and daughters…
One of my personal favorites from our time at the park… it just makes me think of childhood summers, eeking out every bit of freedom and playing at parks while you can… before school starts again for the year…
Thank you S family for having me photograph you this year! ~ Amy